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Traffic Committee Meeting February 17, 2008
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: City Hall, Room 314
Management Resource Center

AGENDA

I. REQUEST: 

City Initiated 

ANNUAL INTERSECTION COLLISION RATE REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2006 (INFORMATIONAL) 

SUMMARY: 

Staff has completed an analysis of all the reported traffic collisions at about 192 major and minor intersections throughout the City of West Covina for the year 2006. The intersections are listed in descending order of priority as defined by "Guidelines for Uniform Traffic Controls" distributed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and according to the number of reported collisions. Intersections ranked highest on these lists are subject to further analysis. 

STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS: 

THAT STAFF PREPARE WARRANTS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A MULTI-WAY STOP AND/OR TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT THE INTERSECTION OF FAIRWAY LANE AND NORTH GARVEY AVENUE. 

INSTALL A TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT THE CAMERON AVENUE AND GARVEY AVENUE NORTH INTERSECTION UTILIZING THE HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS. 

THAT STAFF CONTACT FOOTHILL TRANSIT TO RELOCATE THE BUS STOP FROM SOUTH OF MERCED AVENUE TO NORTH OF MERCED AVENUE ON LARK ELLEN AVENUE. 

THAT TREES BE TRIMMED ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF LARK ELLEN AVENUE, NORTH AND SOUTH OF MERCED AVENUE. 

THAT 30 FEET OF CURB BE PAINTED RED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF PACIFIC AVENUE WEST OF WILLOW AVENUE.
 

II REQUEST: 

City Initiated 

ANNUAL INTERSECTION COLLISION RATE REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2007 (INFORMATIONAL) 

SUMMARY: 

Staff has completed an analysis of all the reported traffic collisions at about 176 major and minor intersections throughout the City of West Covina for the year 2007. The intersections are listed in descending order of priority as defined by "Guidelines for Uniform Traffic Controls" distributed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and according to the number of reported collisions. Intersections ranked highest on these lists are subject to further analysis. 

STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS: 

INSTALL A TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT THE CAMERON AVENUE AND GARVEY AVENUE NORTH INTERSECTION UTILIZING THE HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS. 

THAT THE ADVANCE WARNING (STOP AHEAD) SIGNS AND PAVEMENT MESSAGES BE ENHANCED AT THE INTERSECTION OF LARK ELLEN AVENUE AND MERCED AVENUE. 

THAT STAFF CONTACT FOOTHILL TRANSIT TO RELOCATE THE BUS STOP FROM SOUTH OF MERCED AVENUE TO NORTH OF MERCED AVENUE ON LARK ELLEN AVENUE. 

THAT TREES BE TRIMMED ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF LARK ELLEN AVENUE, NORTH AND SOUTH OF MERCED AVENUE. 

THAT STAFF CONSIDER THE INSTALLATION OF LEFT TURN LANES AND LEFT TURN PHASING AT THE INTERSECTION OF LARK ELLEN AVENUE AND PUENTE AVENUE. 

THAT 30 FEET OF CURB BE PAINTED RED ON THE WEST SIDE OF LARK ELLEN AVENUE NORTH OF SERVICE AVENUE. 

THAT 30 FEET OF CURB BE PAINTED RED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF PACIFIC AVENUE WEST OF WILLOW AVENUE. 

THAT STAFF CONSIDER THE INSTALLATION OF LEFT TURN LANES AT THE INTERSECTION OF VALINDA AVENUE AND SERVICE AVENUE. 

THAT STAFF CONTINUE TO MONITOR AMAR ROAD AT LEANNA DRIVE AND VALINDA AVENUE AT SERVICE AVENUE INTERSECTIONS.


III. REQUEST: 

Conrad Sanchez, West Covina Resident 

THAT TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON PAULINE STREET AND PRISCILLA DRIVE BE REVIEWED. 

SUMMARY: 

The main concern of the resident is the restricted line of sight as you approach the 150-foot radius curve where Pauline Street and Priscilla Drive converge. The resident has requested that the entire inside curb along the 150-foot radius curve be painted red to improve the line of sight. 

STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS: 

THAT CURB BE PAINTED RED ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY SIDE OF PAULINE STREET AND PRISCILLA DRIVE, 20 FEET EAST OF THE DRIVEWAY OF 2538 PAULINE STREET AND 77 FEET NORTH OF THE END OF THE 150-FOOT CURVE. 

THAT CENTERLINE BE PAINTED AND RAISED REFLECTIVE PAVEMENT MARK BE INSTALLED PER CALTRANS DETAIL 2. 

THAT CURVE WARNING SIGNS (W1-1) BE INSTALLED. 


IV. REQUEST 

Judy Lutz, West Covina Resident 

THAT NO PARKING ON STREET SWEEPING DAYS BE IMPLEMENTED ON DURNESS STREET FROM SANDY HOOK STREET EASTERLY TO THE END OF THE STREET. 

SUMMARY: 

In response to a request to prohibit parking to facilitate street sweeping on Durness Street, a survey of the 13 affected properties was conducted. Seven (54%) of the property owners are in favor of prohibiting parking on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., three are not in favor, and three of the property owners did not respond to the survey. 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: 

THAT PARKING BE PROHIBITED ON DURNESS STREET FROM SANDY HOOK STREET EASTERLY TO THE END OF THE STREET ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS OF EACH MONTH FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M. FOR STREET SWEEPING PURPOSES.